Gym Clothes and Succulents

I woke up early this morning for the sole purpose of working out before work.  Mind you, I only had my alarm set for half an hour earlier and finally dragged myself out of bed about 15 minutes earlier than I normally do.  BUT I still did it, and I feel pretty damn good about it.  Will I continue to do it in the future?  Who knows.  Did I only do it because I was in a FitBit challenge?  Could be.  Did I do it so I could justify eating a huge omelette for breakfast?  ENOUGH WITH THE QUESTIONS!

In the midst of my hardcore workout of walking dreamily on the treadmill, I started thinking how everyone else in the fitness center seems to have what I refer to as “adult” gym clothes.  You know – the fitted Under Armour shirts and the fun-patterned pants, all color coordinated together in a put-together gym outfit.  Is this gym etiquette now?  Do I have to buy clothes specifically for working out?  I can barely dress myself for day-to-day wear, much less purchase and coordinate an outfit in which I will sweat profusely.

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Boring: A Word I Hope is Never Used to Describe my Wardrobe

I am definitely not the most stylish person you will ever meet.  I buy a lot of my clothes at secondhand stores and I hate paying more than I have to for necessities (Clearance Rack Diva is a cool nickname I just came up with for myself).  Therefore, I’m either scrounging Goodwill for hours looking for unique items (which I rarely do since I’m very impatient), or I’m jazzing up cheap basics with trim n’ stuff.  I present to you:

Sammerz DIY: Closet Edition

A few months ago, I used trim to take two items from basic to fairly-basic-but-with-a-little-something-extra.  I found both the gray crop top and the black bell-sleeved shirt at Forever 21 and picked up some fringe trim and pom trim at Joann Fabrics (links are to similar products; you can purchase the trims by-the-yard when you shop in-store).

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Sammerz’ Guide to the Super Bowl

I dare you to think of anything more American than the Super Bowl.  What other event encourages its viewers to shove massive amounts of food down their pie holes while catering to their incredibly short attention spans?  Sure, the game itself is long, but let’s be honest; most of us heard this conversation 80+ times over the last week:

Dude, you watching the Super Bowl this weekend?

For sure!  But Imma be honest, I only watch for the commercials.  

OMG me too!  Those ones with the talking babies – GENIUS! LOLOLOLOLzzzzz

Food, booze, football, and various companies trying to get us to buy their products.  Really, there is nothing more American, which is why you need to prepare for the game ASAP.  Pretty sure you get kicked out of the US if you don’t participate in at least 2 of the following rituals. Continue reading “Sammerz’ Guide to the Super Bowl”